rohi -- December 2002's Artist Of The Month

MonkeyLek · December 13, 2002 3:30 pm

Who is rohi? My name is Rolf Hilger - My hometown is Bad Salzuflen in Germany - I am married to Jeanne for now 37 years!!! We have two children and one grandchild - I am a self-employed Optician - Apart from computer graphic, I make music and love to play golf (Hdcp.21) How long have you have you been rendering/doing computer graphics? When I had my first computer in 1997, I used a little share-ware graphic programme and soon got fascinated by the possibilities the computer had to offer - In April 2000 I opened my home-page "Pictureworld" where you can find my earlier art works - When I became a member of the Renderosity community in June 2002, all my new art works will be found there - This is such a wonderful site, I can only say "Thank You" for the idea and all the work! Do you have traditional art experience? I did some oil paintings, some watercolour pictures but nothing to ambitious What are you currently working on? Nothing special at the moment - I have a few ideas...(If I only had more time!) What software do you use and why? My favourite graphic programme is Picture Publisher 8 and my favourite render programmes are Bryce and Vue - Another programme I like is Painter - I use the FlamingPear and the Eyecandy filter in nearly every picture - Some of the KPT filter are quite useful - For detail work I use my graphic tablet. What do you think your best piece of work is and why? The best picture is always the one I`m just working on Why do you like to work with 3D software? I am a real fan of 3D software - I can do things, I could never do with real paint - It's fantastic and fascinating! The technique I use with my artwork is a sort of LAYER technique - I put one rendered picture on top of another one - Play around with the eraser, transparency, colours and filter, until I like what I see - Now I put another picture on top again, use the eraser, transparency...And so on - At the end I might use some digital photoelements and my graphic tablet to give the image the final touch - This technique needs a lot of work and it's not as easy as it sounds, but from my point of view it's worth the effort! What inspires you? I'm inspired by different things - It can be an unusual sky, new objects, new plant or tree or I get inspired by one of the pictures I see in one of the Renderosity gallery - Sometimes I just play around with Bryce or Vue and all of a sudden...WOW! How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning? I am very pleased to be a member of this community - All the comments I get...One has the feeling as being part of a great family - And now being voted December's Artist of the Month, that makes me feel proud and honoured - Thanks to all the artists, who have voted for my artwork! If you could ask for a wish? PEACE on EARTH RoHi Graphic442.jpg
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Article Comments


GrayCloudDesign ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Congratulations Mr.Hilger, very well deserved AOM:-)

kansas ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Congratulations Rolf. I have admired and enjoyed your art for some time now. And I look forward to each new one you create.

Shademaster ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Great artwork Mr. Hilger! Always enjoy browsing through your gallery. This is a well deserved honor for what you did.

Rochr ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Congrats Rolf! Hope to see a lot more of your work in the future! :)

rockets ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Congratulatins for this recognition of your beautiful work!

Sacred Rose ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

A much deserved accolade Rolf! You are an Outstanding Artist! You weave magic into every piece you create, and I am proud to have the pleasure of viewing it! Thank YOU so much for sharing yourself and your art with us! ~b

SylvieB92 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Rolf, happy to make second time your knowledge by way of this photo..:):) I'm really delighted that your art, so poetic, is so recognized by this so pleasant community. Because it deserves it, due to the wealth of your harmony of colours, as well as by the sweetness, the plenitude which get free of it. (I hope that my English is understandable) Rolf, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

borsy ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Congratulations Rolf!!! I always take great delight in viewing your magical images. You have that wonderful touch of harmony .balance and color in your art that makes it come alive. A well deserved artist of the month!! I look forward to seeing more of your wonderous artwork!!

tda42 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Congradulations Rolf on a very well diserved vote for artist of the month.As I said befor.Your work leaves me in awe.It is fantastic.Wish you and your family a happy Christmas.

Lynne ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Very, very original!

mc74 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Congratulations Rolf. I'm glad to see you think it is worth the effort...because we certainly do!

ocddoug ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 December 2002

Congrats! You deserve the honor. It was nice to learn more about you and your fantastic art. Doug

lamice ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

congratulations ROLF , you deserve it.

Eugenius ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Rohi, You are well deserving of being the Artist of the Month. Your artwork is exceptional and it is a pleasure seeing your gallery. Keep it up! Eugenius

archetype ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Congrats Rolf! I love the incredible color in your artwork and I'm very happy to see you are AOM this month. It's very well deserved! :)

KAP ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Congratulations, you know I have seen your work in the various galleries and I always wondered how much was bryce and how much was this and that...Now that I have seen your gallery I do not care how much is what program or not..its just great work, consistant and fantastic everytime..you made a believer out of me and I hope to see many many more great works from you...you deserve this so enjoy...

Booze ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Thank you Mr. Hilger for your awesome art. You rock Dude ! :)

orbital ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Well done you deserve it , your work is so inspiring, and I can't wait to see more

jgeorge ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Glad to meet you... I didn't know your art since you got the nomination for the AOM and I visited your gallery to place my vote... I'm really fascinated by the atmospheres you create in your pics... (another artist to keep an eye on)... I love this AOM thing... It gives me the occasion to see such wonderful works!

Blackhearted ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

glkwsche - it was well-deserved. your dreamlike landscapes are incredible and thought-provoking. cheers, -gabriel

Daniel7Mc ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

I'm very pleased to see you receive the Artist of the Month award, well done and well deserved! Congratulations Rolf!

linkinpark ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

CONGRATULATIONS to you Rolf,your work is one of the best I have ever seen...you have a wonderful sense to make images full of peace and beauty! Im glad I can watch your images,continue in your masterful work! Best wishes to you LP

bkelly ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

I am so glad to see that you have been recognized for your talent, artistic eye and craftmanship. Your work has always inspired and have given me immense joy everytime I am on Renderosity. You are without question, one of the best artists I have seen here. I hope to see your work displayed in galleries, because it should be shared by the masses, you are an artist that should be recognized all over the world. Again thank you for allowing me to view your wonderful work.

abmlober ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Hallo Rolf, my congratulations for being AOM. I am glad I found your gallery once and I always return to it to find your latest posts :-)

Lightpen ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Rolf, thanks for our great conversations and sharing information that makes our work... greater works. Congratulations on the AOM award, you certainly deserve it. Now, about those tutorials! (smile) Lightpen

jeweldragon ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

you deserve this so much i love your art and that is wonderful being together for 37 years may you have so many more years of love :)

magnet ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

You have some absolutely beautiful work. You really deserve this! Congratulations! You are an inspiration to us all. -Brandon

bob4artist ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 December 2002

Hello Rolf, Congratulation on the AOM award. You know that I admire your work. Very well crafted and artistic. Again Congratulations. Bob

hobbit ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 15 December 2002

Congratulations Rolf,, You have a unique and vibrant style, each picture a vision. A well deserved spot.

CarloTraversi ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 16 December 2002

Congratulations Rolf. Looking at your art is looking beyond dreams. My best wishes. :o)